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How long do Effexor withdrawal symptoms last?

It's only been day 2 (insurance cancelled) of withdrawal & so far I've been feeling as though when I'm walking to whatever destination, my body arrives but my brain delays its arrival. I feel extremely anxious, nauseous, short-tempered, dizzy, sensitive & confused. I like how... read more

What is a good medication for severe major depression?

I have been treated for depression for over 20yrs and now have severe major depression for last 6 months. I take 150 mg Effexor XR and it doesn't seem to be working. I also have anxiety and panic attacks.

Anybody experience effects of missing a dose of Effexor?

I have missed mulitple times (seperately) and was wondering how it has affected others as well as how they overcome these effects.

Does anyone else suffer from extreme nightsweats while taking Effexor?

I am currently on 150mg of Effexor. Overall I am very happy with my progress but the only problem I have is that I have terrible nightsweats. The sweats are so bad that I have to change my pj's twice a night and put a towel down on my soaking bed. My whole body from my head to my toes sweats,... read more

How long will it take to notice Effexor XR helping for general anxiety disorder?

I am stressed very easily, nervous, have stomach aches and cry every day. Been on 150 mg for 2 weeks. Felt very blah, almost depressed the first week and a little more nervous the second. I pray that this works for me. The many weeks on Lexapro 20 mg did not help. I love my job of 20 years, but... read more

Effexor withdrawal symptoms?

I am currently taking 150mg of Effexor XR. If I skip a day or lord forbid 2 days, I have severe symptoms. These range from the body/brain shock sensation, sensitivity to noise, dizzy, mental confusion, speech slurring, changes in body temp and severe agitation. Also have GI issues with nausea, gas,... read more

Side effect - has anyone experienced weird noises in the head when trying to come of Effexor?

I have treid 3 times unsuccessfully to come off effexor, under Dr. S care and get to the point of weird noises in my head and ears,(like soft swoshing, very weird)

How long does withdrawal symptoms from Effexor last?

Have been on Effexor or similar medication for 20 yrs. Condition was getting worst, doctor increased medication, finally i have decided to get off the Effexor, doctor had no comment, offered no help. Have been off the Effexor for over 1 month, and suffering various side effects. Would like to find... read more

Does Elavil really help with panic attacks?

I have been having anxiety and panic attacks for almost a year now and Im ready to just give up on help. I have been on 7 different antidepressants. Prozac, Effexor, Effexor XR, Celexa, Buspar, etc. NONE of those have helped me. One made me suicidal, one made me so physically sick I was... read more

How well does seroquel work for anxiety and panic attacks, is it a tranquilizer?

I have problems with major depression as well as anxiety and panic disorder. I take Effexor for the depression, and Neurontin and Klonopin for the anxiety. This worked well for a while but lately my panic attacks occassionally break through even this. My doctor suggested a small dose of Seroquel.... read more

Effexor for anxiety and weight loss- For anyone that lost weight on Effexor?

Ive been on Effexor for about three weeks and I lost about ten pounds. My question is if people have success stories on this drug? (Either emotional or with weight) And if you did lose weight- did it continue or did it stop after a while? So far I’m less anxious, feel more like myself, but I... read more

Effexor XR, Aurobindo, Teva?

I started taking brand name Effexor XR 150mg 5 years ago. About 2 years ago, the insurance company switched me to Aurobindo's version of venlafaxine ER at 150mg. I didn't have any side effects. Roughly 2 months ago, the pharmacy switched me to Teva's version of venlafaxine ER at... read more

My pharmacy just switched my Effexor XR 75 mg to this generic - venlafaxine HCL 75mg - Is this ok?

For the several days I have taken the new one venlafaxine. I have been extremely dizzy. I have often had low levels of "vertigo" but this is off the charts. Could it be caused by this med change? Is it a problem to be concerned about?

Effexor XR Discontinuation Syndrome-any way to minimize withdrawal effects?

I am being titrated off of Effexor XR . I was on 225 mg and my Dr. lowered it to 75 mg in under a month. I started to experience SEVERE nausea, vertigo , severe headache, symptoms of "spinning in head"wooziness,stomach pain,extreme fatigue. I can not function at all. I also have developed... read more

Hello all, one ? I am currently taking Effexor XR for anxiety and depression. But I'm still having?

... anxiety attacks and they are getting worse. Is there anyone in here taking Effexor XR and how is it helping you? Thank you, Nikki

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